Friday

Before I confessed my sins, I kept it all inside; my dishonesty devastated my inner life, causing my life to be filled with frustration, irrepressible anguish, and misery. 

The pain never let up, for your hand of conviction was heavy on my heart. My strength was sapped, my inner life dried up like a spiritual drought within my soul. Pause in his presence

Then I finally admitted to you all my sins, refusing to hide them any longer. I said, “My life-giving God, I will openly acknowledge my evil actions.” And you forgave me! All at once the guilt of my sin washed away and all my pain disappeared! Pause in his presence 

This is what I’ve learned through it all: All believers should confess their sins to God; do it every time God has uncovered you in the time of exposing. For if you do this, when sudden storms of life overwhelm, you’ll be kept safe. (Psa 32:3)

Thank you for your Grace and Mercy Lord … ❤️

Wednesday

As Jesus left the house, two blind men began following him, shouting out over and over, “Son of David, show us mercy and heal us!” And they followed him right into the house where Jesus was staying. 

So Jesus asked them, “Do you believe that I have the power to restore sight to your eyes?” They replied, “Yes Lord, we believe!” Then Jesus put his hands over their eyes and said, “You will have what your faith expects!” And instantly their eyes opened—they could see! (Mat 9:27)

Hardened hearts and cynicism leads to acceptance of circumstances and that’s exactly where the devil wants us. Supernatural Grace is far above karma!

Lord I believe, soften my heart please and help my unbelief. ❤️

Monday

(Jesus speaking) “… my dear friend, listen to what I’m about to tell you. Satan has obtained permission to come and sift you all like wheat and test your faith. 

But I have prayed for you, … that you would stay faithful to me no matter what comes. 

Remember this: after you have turned back to me and have been restored, make it your life mission to strengthen the faith of your brothers.” (Luke 22:31)

We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously. (1 Cor 10:13) ❤️

Friday

Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war… 

God himself put it this way: “I’ll live in them, move into them; I’ll be their God and they’ll be my people. So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good,” says God. “Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself. I’ll be a Father to you; you’ll be sons and daughters to me.” The Word of the Master, God.” (2 Cor 6:14)

This always reminds me of the story of the young girl who was being harassed by her friends for not wanting to join them on their planned evening out. “What, are you you frightened that your Dad might hurt you,“ they teased? “Actually, I’m frightened that I might hurt my Dad,” She responded.

Love is as love does ❤️

Tuesday

Lord, who dares to dwell with you? Who presumes the privilege of being close to you, living next to you in your shining place of glory? Who are those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit? (Psa 15:1)

I’d just left Bible College and we were offered a break with some other students in the south of France. Anyway, the Pastor of a small Church asked me to speak some words of words of encouragement at the Sunday service.  

We all prayed most of the night and I was excited. Then, Jesus came to Church… I remember the whirlwind of falling to my knees in abject loathing at myself – all my true thoughts, motives and desires parading in front of me!

The thing is, LOTS of people ran out of the place in fear – the few that stayed were blessed, healed and set free. 

I learned a great lesson that day – GOD is AWESOME! ❤️

Monday

… Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart. (Psa 5:3)

All my heart breaking pieces of: “What can be done for ‘him’ or ‘her?’ And what about this, or that? And what can be done for them…?”

I can either shrug my shoulders in despair at all that’s happening, or talk about it all with GOD our Father, trusting and ‘knowing’ that He has heard and will answer. ❤️ 

Sunday

Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. 

Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you! (Psa 27:14)

Why do we give up – because we want our own way?

Why are we impatient – because we’re selfish and want it now!

Why do we separate ourselves from our entwinement – because we’ve learned nothing from Eve and like her, we can be easily led.

Why do we need to be brave and courageous – because we need to learn not to run away from hurt and pain and to stand with Jesus and face whatever stands against us ‘both’ full on!

Why do we need to keep hopeful – because GOD has ‘shown’ us how much He cares and even when he seems to fade away He is still bigger than anything that could ever try and rip us away from Him. 

Bottom line – He doesn’t want robots, He gave us free will and revealed Himself to us so that we could decide for ourselves whether or not we would choose Him. 

So to you – Child of the Living GOD, I say choose Life! ❤️